Our most popular course gives students a solid footing in photography and teaches you how to become master of your camera, whether you’re using compact or digital SLR.

It’s fun, practical and covers all the basics. From photographing friends to creating eye-catchy compositions this course will provide you with the basic skills to make your photography stand out from the rest.

Teens will learn how to:

  • use different camera settings for creative effect
  • set a correct exposure in different modes and various situations
  • create strong images and unusual pictures

Teens Photography ©Sasha @TheMangoLab

©Sasha @TheMangoLab

©Jimena @TheMangoLab

©Jimena @TheMangoLab

©Mattie @TheMangoLab

©Mattie @TheMangoLab

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©Lydia @TheMangoLab


We get to shoot out on location with fun briefs and projects, with a brief introduction to photo editing in Photoshop depending on the group.

Locations visited are likely to include Covent Garden where we are now based, and may also include:

  • Greenwich by boat
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • South Bank
  • Camden Market and more.

This course can be used as a Skill for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme. It also leads on to our Teens Intermediate and Saturday Club courses where skills are refreshed and developed.

Our 1:6 ratio means spaces are limited, so book early to secure your space for dates that suit you.

Course requirement: Camera – DSLR or compact (however if you require a camera let us know in advance).

Level: Beginners

Average age: 12-15 year olds (and a bit either side).
For older groups, please see our Sixth Form/Gap Year student courses…

Class size: 6

Please call us on 0203 002 4991 or email info@themangolab.co.uk to secure your place.


What students are saying:
“I wish I could do this course every day!”
NA, 13 years old

“I have continued to the advanced course right after the introductory course because I enjoyed it so much! The course was wonderful, Julia was so professional and nice. She taught us so many tricks and tools to become more creative. I especially liked our days outside the Lab, photographing in the streets and looking for creative angles and perspectives.”
IG, 15 years old


TERM-TIME Saturday course dates (SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2017)
Saturdays (4 morning/afternoons, 12 hours), 10:30am – 1:30pm OR 2:30-5:30pm  £285


Saturdays, starting 4 Nov (then 11, 18, 25 Nov), AFTERNOONS, 2:30-5:30pm  £285



NEW DATES: Saturdays, starting 11 Nov (then 18, 25 Nov, 2 Dec), MORNINGS, 10am-1pm  £285




DECEMBER – 2 week Christmas course special

Saturdays, starting 9 Dec (then 16 Dec), MORNINGS, 10:30am-1:30pm

Saturdays, starting 2 Dec (then 9, 16 Dec), AFTERNOONS, 2:30-5:30pm


2018 dates coming soon


Please get in touch for more information or to book (“book now” buttons will be loaded here soon).

One to One training – customisable dates, times & course material, subject to availability. Get in touch: 0203 002 4991.